Leadership

NEW YORK CHRISTMAS FIRES.

Issue 1 and Volume 41.

NEW YORK CHRISTMAS FIRES. During the Christmas holidays New York city bad at least six bad fires in Manhattan borough. On the evening of Saturday December 29, one, which was supposed to have started in the bake shop of the four-story brick building of the National Biscuit company, at 299-306 Water street, Manhattan. New York, called for five alarms and was not extinguished till it bad caused $300,000 damage. It spread with great rapidity, and, when the first engines arrived on the scene, the whole of the interior of the factory was ablaze and the flames were mounting high into the air through the roof. The tenement houses adjoining were at once emptied of their inhabitants, as they were threatened. So, also, were the freightsheds of the N. Y., N. H. & H. railway, and the storage warehouse of Parke, Davis & Co., at 292-95 South street. The last building…

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